Hafaldan HI Hostel | Old Hospital is one of the most charming hostels in Iceland, complete with a sauna, found in the magnificent village center of Seydisfjordur. Anyone traveling to east Iceland seeking comfort, affordability, and an unmatched location should look no further than here.
Location & Nearby
Seydisfjordur is one of the most central of the Eastfjords, though slightly off the Ring Road, making it neglected by most travelers. The hostel is located right in the middle of this hidden gem. This renovated building was once the local hospital, providing a sense of history and intrigue to your stay.
Seydisfjordur’s location makes it easy to access many of the other sites of the magnificent east. The largest town in the region, Egilsstadir, can be accessed in around half an hour, as can the area’s only geothermal spa, the Vok Baths. Within two hours, you can reach diverse attractions such as Borgarfjordur Eystri, the Holmanes Nature Reserve, and Mount Snaefell, the tallest free-standing mountain in Iceland.
Though most simple amenities can be found in Seydisfjordur within walking distance of the hotel, more choices can be found at Egilsstadir.
Facilities & Amenities
There is a range of rooms to choose from at Hafaldan HI Hostel, based on your group’s size, budget, and wishes. There are double, twin, and family rooms for up to four with private bathrooms. This hostel also offers double, twin, triple, family, and five-bed rooms with regularly maintained shared facilities. It is possible to book just a bed in one of the dorms.
All beds come with hangars, storage space, reading lights, linens, and a towel.
The site also has a shared kitchen and dining area, a comfortable balcony, and access to free Wifi. Most notably, however, and unlike the vast majority of other hostels in Iceland, it also boasts a small sauna in its basement.
Why Choose Hafaldan HI Hostel | Old Hospital?
If you are traveling to east Iceland and looking for an affordable, charming, modern place to stay with an on-site sauna, Hafaldan HI Hostel | Old Hospital is perfect for you. Check availability by choosing a date.